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Runnin’ Utes rout Washington State 88-47

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NCAA Basketball: Utah at Arizona State Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Utes started off the Washington road swing on the right foot with a dominating victory over Washington State by a score of 88-47, and frankly it wasn't even that close. The defining point of this game, for me, was when Sedrick Barefield, arguably the smallest guy on the court, pulled down multiple offensive rebounds among three Wazzu players and scored a layup. Wazzu constantly settled for jumpers and was flatfooted all game long, while Utah was constantly attacking the paint and pushing the ball up the floor. In a game without David Collette, who missed the game due to concussion protocol, Utah's attacking style was perfect.

The Utes shot almost 60% on the game, at 57.9% and had four players in double figures, and three more with nine points. Kyle Kuzma led the Utes with 19 points on 7 of 12 shooting including one three. Kuz also notched another double-double with 11 rebounds on the night. Lorenzo Bonam had 17 points, on an impressive 6 of 8 shooting, and went 2 of 3 from downtown. Bonam has been playing really well since conference play started. Gabe Bealer and Barefield each put in 10 points, while Jayce Johnson, Tyler Rawson and Parker Van Dyke each had nine.

Like previously stated, it was a dominating effort by the Utes who now have an extra day to prep for Washington on Saturday, and hopefully they'll have Collette back.